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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on. the deadly hospital rampage in new york city. the gunman, a doctor, walking in with an assault rifle under his lab coat. >> multiple people shot at this location. >> killing another doctor, wounding others. the chaos inside. doctors refusing to evacuate, treating their colleagues in the middle of a crime scene. also breaking tonight, the fiery plane crash on the nation's busiest highway. >> mayday, mayday. >> the moment of impact caught on camera. eyewitnesses rushing to help. the pilot and passenger pulled out alive. intimidation tactics? the tv hosts firing back after president trump's controversial facelift tweet. now, the accusation against the west wing about threatening behavior. and, on this holiday weekend, from cheap gas to the
best times to beat traffic. how you can win the race to get away. and good evening on a busy start to the holiday weekend. i'm tom llamas, in for david. and we begin with that breaking news. the deadly shooting rampage inside of a hospital in new york city. the images still coming in. police tactical teams swarming the scene. you see them there. the gunman, opening fire, killing a female doctor. wounding several people before taking his own life. hospital employees and patients evacuating the building. authorities identifying the gunman as a doctor who used to work there. hiding an ar-15 assault rifle under his lab coat. here's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, this new york city hospital under siege, a gunman on a deadly rampage. >> confirmed shots fired. okay at the time, units, be advised, confirmed shots
fired. >> reporter: police say dr. henry bello, a former employee, smuggled an assault rifle into the hospital under a white lab coat, then opened fire. >> multiple people are shot at this location. perp is armed with a rifle. multiple victims shot. >> i saw a doctor run by with a gunshot wound to his hand. i don't remember which hand, and he was bleeding everywhere. and that was when the police came. >> reporter: patients and employees, scrambling to take cover. >> they said code silver, which means someone has a weapon. they called code silver. we got a bed, barricaded the door. the patients told to go to their rooms and close the doors. >> reporter: one couple and their newborn, locking themselves in the bathroom of their room. >> we wanted to make the room look like it was empty. like no one was here. we just moved everything into the bathroom with the help of the nurse and doctors. >> reporter: the gunman killing a fellow doctor.
at least six hurt. three in critical condition. did you hear the gunshots? >> i had never heard them before. but four or five shots. >> reporter: dozens of officers, descending on the bronx lebanon hospital, searching for the shooter. who authorities said also tried to start a fire on the 16th floor. >> 16th floor, they have people running. six or seven shots fired. >> reporter: the massive hospital evacuated. nurses, patients, and visitors, coming out with their hands in the air. the shooter turning the gun on himself. now, police are making sure nobody else gets hurt here. officials say the gunman resigned in 2015 amid accusations of sexual harassment. and tonight the heroes, the doctors here, refusing to evacuate, insisting on staying behind, treating the wounded, and caring for critical patients. >> and gio benitez joins us live. the gunman, walking around in the lab coat, and knowing the layout of the building.
>> reporter: that's right, he knew exactly where he was going. so they say he could have easily blended in. a doctor here tells me, they do have security at this hospital. tom? >> gio, thank you. now to that breaking story in the west. the fiery plane crash shutting down america's busiest highway. on one of the country's biggest travel days of the year. cell phone video showing the plane slamming into the 405 in santa ana, california. exploding into flames. bystanders rushing to pull the pilot and passenger to safety. this is a look from the air from our station abc 7, los angeles. emergency crews on the scene. as traffic on the other side of the freeway is crawling right now. matt gutman is there. >> reporter: it came in like a missile. tonight, that video showing the twin engine cessna plummeting. skimming right above multiple cars. it slams into the highway and bursts into a fireball. with the fire still blazing,
motorists dragging the pilot and passenger away from the wreckage. >> be careful. move him away further. >> reporter: you can see them through the smoke to the plane. an off-duty firefighter rendering first aid until paramedics arrive. they are bloodied, stunned, but miraculously, alive. >> they just came in sideways. i seen them literally come around the corner. >> we have patients outside of the aircraft. >> reporter: somehow, the plane only clipping a single vehicle. >> the rear end of my truck was spun around. had a passenger in there. saw flames all around us. >> reporter: emergency crews from the john wayne airport, putting out the fireball. >> anytime you have a plane that crashes onto a freeway, the potential for loss of life and injury exists. >> reporter: this is the 405 freeway, one of the busiest roads in whole country. and imagine that plane crashing into this highway, the southbound lanes on one of the most traffic days of the entire year. stunned motorists shooting the wreckage on their phones, as others run towards the flames.
the problems beginning just 43 seconds after being cleared for takeoff. >> hey, we got a mayday, we got a mayday, mayday! try and make it back to the airport. we're still trying to get a little altitude, i lost my right engine. >> reporter: the pilot then saying he did lose that engine. >> we buy twin engine airplanes like this for the redundancy, so if you lose an engine for any reason, you got another engine to get you safely home or to an emergency airfield. why that didn't work here is the question. >> an incredible scene. matt, we saw the drivers run and help the pilot and his passenger. such a dangerous place to land, but they were surrounded by people that helped them. >> reporter: that's right. they were incredibly lucky. dozens of people, including the firefighter, able to pluck them out of that burning wreckage. the plane landed behind us. from that aerial shot, investigators still combing the site. one of the things they'll
examine, why the plane didn't have enough power to make it over the hedge and the gravel barrier to the safety of the runway, just barely 100 feet separated the road from the runway. tom? >> matt, thank you. next tonight, explosive fallout from president trump's twitter attack against two cable tv hosts. the co-hosts of "morning joe" accusing the white house of making personal threats and saying trump's tweets, especially those targeting mika brzezinski, reveal a continued mistreatment of women. the president appearing to wage a public battle at the expense of his own agenda. here's cecilia vega. >> reporter: inside the oval office today -- a crush of international reporters in a scrum that nearly knocked a lamp off the table. president trump intervening. >> fellas, easy. wow, you guys are getting worse.
>> reporter: the white house hoped a visit from south korea's new leader might shift the focus away from the president's latest tweet controversy. instead, once again, his own tweets created a distraction. fierce bipartisan backlash after he attacked cable host mika brzezinski, calling her "low iq crazy mika" and claiming she was, quote, "bleeding badly from a face lift" during a gathering at mar-a-lago. this morning she fired back. >> the president's tweets? whether they're personally aimed at me or aimed at me in some way, that doesn't bother me one bit. it does worry me about the country. he appears to have a fragile, impetuous, childlike ego that we've seen over and over again, especially with women. it's like he can't take it. >> reporter: the hosts also dropped a bombshell of their own. >> we got a call that, hey, the "national enquirer" is going to run a negative story against you guys. >> reporter: co-host joe scarborough alleged white house aides said they could make
the story go away. the president and the tabloid's publisher are friends. >> they said, if you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story. >> reporter: and the president issued a strong denial to that. that came in the form of another tweet. he said of joe scarborough, he called me to stop a "national enquirer" article. i said no. aides are really hoping to move past what is widely viewed as a self-inflicted wound by this president. >> cecilia, thank you. now to the health care meltdown in the senate. republicans breaking for the july 4th holiday without agreeing on a new draft of their health care bill. lawmakers now heading home, many facing angry constituents. mary bruce, president trump
threw senate republicans another curveball. >> reporter: tom, republicans are struggling to come together around this bill. today the president did a 180 that could push them even further apart. just three days ago, the president gave republicans a pep talk. but today, he tweeted if they can't get it done, they should just repeal now and replace later. it's the opposite of what the president has been saying for months. and what republicans have been working towards. the president has argued that they should repeal and replace at the same time. to make sure americans stay covered, and don't end up in limbo. lawmakers will now consider all of this over the fourth of july holiday. tonight, ten republican senators are saying they should cancel their monthlong august recess until they figure this out. >> mary, thank you. now to the road rage manhunt under way across three states. an 18-year-old girl shot and killed behind the wheel in pennsylvania. police with a new surveillance image of the suspect. here's eva pilgrim.
>> reporter: tonight, that urgent manhunt under way, in what authorities are calling a road rage killing of a teenage girl outside philadelphia. >> turn yourself in now. every second that you are out there, you are only making this worse for yourself. >> reporter: 18-year-old bianca roberson was just days away from her college orientation. >> we were all proud of her, because we knew she was going to be something and do something with her life. >> reporter: police now releasing this sketch of the suspect, and this surveillance image they say shows roberson's car and the red pickup driven by the gunman. tensions escalating. roberson's car crashing after she was shot. >> this suspect just snuffed out the life of this young woman. >> reporter: police say this image shows the suspect driving on the shoulder to get away. road rage and aggressive driving deaths are up, six times higher than a decade ago. just last week in california, this motorcyclist appears to kick a car, which then swerves.
a chain reaction crash ensues. there is a reward for any information leading to the gunman's capture. police are now searching in three states. tom? >> eva, thank you. and you can learn about avoiding road rage incidents, on tonight's "20/20" at 10:00 p.m. eastern. to oklahoma now, and the father creating an elaborate sting to catch an alleged predator targeting his daughter. police say the suspect contacting his daughter online and going to her home. the family ready and waiting. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: when this 33-year-old man walked into this del city, oklahoma, backyard, what he got wasn't what he was expecting. tackled by the family of a 15-year-old girl he was coming to meet. >> he had planned everything with her. and he was ready. and we were, too. >> reporter: her father, who doesn't want to use his name, says he was tipped off to the illicit rendezvous by using an app called family time that monitored the teen's phone. he notified police who said they couldn't help until the man did
something. so dad decided to set up a sting. >> the father took it upon himself to contact this individual as her, and say, are you still coming tonight? and he said he was. >> reporter: but it wasn't the teen waiting in that tent, it was the girl's stepmom. >> we set up by the back door. when he entered my yard, at that point in time, i had to do what was right for her as a father. >> reporter: they tie up his hands and feet until officers arrive. according to police, the man said he was just coming over to talk. >> as a parent, i don't blame him. i think it's a parent's right to do whatever they need to do to protect their children. >> reporter: that man was arrested on a charge of unlawful communication using technology. police say they don't condone vigilante justice, but say they are not filing any charges against the teen's family. tom? >> clayton, thank you. next tonight, the severe weather threat for the holiday weekend. 37 million at risk from texas to new england. bracing for dangerous thunderstorms and strong winds. hail the size of softballs causing damage in nebraska.
and the system moving its way east. rob marciano tracking it all. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, tom. you can see the darkening skies behind me. strong storms just north of the george washington bridge. on the radar, hartford to springfield. damage in western mass. a tornado warning getting into the catskills. down across the southeast, storms there. and the midwest, also. not a great night for travel. a watch box out for texas and oklahoma. this front drifts slowly east. another round of severe weather tomorrow for pennsylvania and new england. like we'll see quieter weather deeper into the holiday weekend. tom? >> rob, thank you. and there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the race to get away. a record number of americans hitting the road this weekend. we'll tell you how to avoid the gridlock, and where to fill up on the cheapest gas. plus, the consumer alert tonight. fidget spinners, the summer's hottest toy. but now a new concern after one
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hope. the two people inside that plane are lucky to be alive. you'll hear from them, next. and tonight, a 7 on your side exclusive investigation about a potential danger found in grocery aisles. >> live where you live. this is "abc7 news." >> anyone who has kids, they never stop looking. >> never stop looking, even after more than a month has gone by. good evening. thanks for joining us. >> new evidence has washed ashore and brought with it new hope for the family of a man who disappeared before memorial day. >> the family could soon have the answers they've been waiting for.
jonathan bloom spent the day with searchers and joined us now with what they found and what they're looking for. >> reporter: richard moss disappeared a month ago, but today the searchers returned in full force. it all happened because of a piece of evidence that was found on this beach that's now giving his family new hope of at least getting closure. >> stuff will be here one day that's not here the next day. >> reporter: that may have led to the first discovery in weeks after 22-year-old richard moss disappeared. >> a local resident found his aaa card washed up on the beach. so we have some definite evidence. >> reporter: volunteers gathered on the beach. combing the sand to sort out